10 Halal Places to take a bite of & savour this February


Welcoming the cool, balmy days of February, we’ve compiled 10 newly listed halal places for you to wait out the rainy days away! Grab your partner, your mom, your dad, your girl friends or guy friends and cosy up at¬†our newly-minted halal hangouts!

1. Urban Masala



A hidden hotspot for spice and everything nice, we are pleasantly surprised to have uncovered this gem. Hidden away in the Pinnacle Hotel, Urban Masala is home to the scrumptious and very novel Crab Briyani and tender Lamb Tandoori.And of course for our avid Instagram followers, you would know that this was where we were inspired to find our inner salt hijabae too. 10% off with your FRIENDS card! Reservations recommended! Address: 270 Jalan Besar Road, Singapore 209019Telephone: 62940025Opening hours: Breakfast Р7am to 10am, Lunch Р12pm to 3pm & Dinner Р6pm to 10.15pmMore info available here!

2. The Mad Sailors

Ahoy, me hearty! This boat is one to catch for¬†lovers of crisp fish fillets and a generous side of chips. Brought to us by the same crew behind the chic Mexican Taqueria, Afterwit and the artful Working Title –¬†Burger Bar, this addition to the family plates up the fresh flavours right off the English coast. Mad Sailors offers its mates¬†15% off with¬†your FRIENDS card¬†on weekdays up till 5pm!¬†Address:¬†24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217Telephone:¬†82482853Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm, Friday – 11am to 11pm & Weekends – 10am to 11pmMore info available here!

3. (Working Title) – Burger Bar

The artsy sibling to The Mad Sailors and Afterwit, this rustic Burger Bar serves an eclectic mix of tantalising burger stacks Рfrom the juicy Hawaii Five-O to their signature Tower of Power Рaccompanied by hearty, steaming coffee.

This is one burger bar that means business with their bold combinations and heartwarming beverages.

True to family, this one also rewards FRIENDS with 15% off with your FRIENDS card on weekdays till 5pm! Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745Telephone: 82482841Opening hours: Monday to Thursday Р11am to 10pm, Friday Р11am to 11pm & Weekends Р10am to 11pm

4. Brothers in Fine Food

Another sibling duo to join our ranks, are¬†the Brothers in Fine Food from all the way in Tampines. Luxuriate in this¬†fine space with its¬†gorgeously presented dishes and rich brews.If you’re craving a treat for your senses, this place is a feast for the tastebuds. Just take a look at their luscious steak served with that pretty bright¬†beetroot puree below! polish off the palate, Brothers in Fine Food also¬†serves up a mean cup of coffee for that kick to keep your day rolling and your belly warm.Get 10% off with¬†your FRIENDS card¬†on weekdays until 6pm!Address: 5 Tampines Avenue 3 #02-07, Singapore 529705Telephone: 90089314Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday – 12pm to 10.30pm & Weekends – 9am to 10.30pm

5. Penny University

The other half to the Brothers in Fine Food, Penny University is the older brother that probably taught their little brother all the tricks of the trade when it comes to great coffee. Fashioned after its namesake, which hails back to a time when penny universities became a sort of coffeehouse patronised by intellectuals, its niche is in making great coffee. by its all day menu featuring the savoury and sweet, Penny University spares no mercy on its customers when it comes to choice. Even choosing cake to complement your coffee is sure to boggle your mind! 10% off with your FRIENDS card on any dish or beverage! Not applicable to cakes.Address: 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997Telephone: 63459055Opening hours: Monday to Thursday Р8.30am to 6pm, Friday & Saturday Р8.30am to 10.30pm & Sunday 8.30am to 7pm.

6. Agrobazaar





Intent on bringing authentic Malaysian food to our shores, Agrobazaar Singapore not only retails Malaysian products from across our shores, it also cooks up dishes made with ingredients from Malaysia.Its shelves are stocked with delicious Malaysian produce and mixes and its restaurant invites the foodie to savour the culmination of its products, all ready for you on one plate.

Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card on all items except promotional ones!

Address: 37 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198485Telephone: 63919841Opening hours: Sunday & Monday to Thursday – 10am to 10pm and Friday & Saturday – 10am to 11pm.

7. Seven7h Kucina



An Italian bistro centered¬†on an “old to modern” philosophy, Seven7h Kucina features more fusion-based food then pure Italian cuisine. Despite its fusion menu, it has however kept its delectable desserts true to form with its soft and smooth Panna Cotta.They also excel in truffle fries because they source out their own truffle oil.Get 10% off with¬†your FRIENDS card¬†except for set meals!Address: 275 Thomson Road #01-02, Novena Regency, Singapore 307645Telephone: 64932134Opening hours: Lunch – 11am to 4pm & Dinner – 5pm to 10.30pm

8. Sweetest Choice by Yatie Karim

A combination of the new and the old, Sweetest Choice bakes beautiful modern cakes like their Mint Chocolate and Chocolate Ferrero cake. Interlacing new bakes with traditional ones, Sweetest Choice also makes Pulut Kuning, tarts and Kirai Berinti.Get 10% off with your FRIENDS card! Valid for whole cakes purchased off the shelf and for sliced cakes sold at $6 on weekends.Address: No 60. Joo Chiat Road #01-02, Singapore 427726Telephone: 82042003Opening hours: Monday to Saturday Р9.30am to 7.30pm & Sunday Р9.30am to 6pmMore info available here!

9. Le Bistrot De L’Olive





For the adventure seeker, a new contender for your attention has arrived! Venture into halal French and Mediterranean cuisine with Le Bistrot De L’Olive.Did we mention the Creme Brulee is divine?Get 20% off with¬†your FRIENDS card¬†all day, any day, except for promotional items. Reservations are recommended!Address: 48, Bencoolen Street #01-02, V Hotel Bencoolen, Singapore 189627Telephone: 67348262Opening hours: Breakfast – 7am to 11pm, Lunch & Dinner – 11am to 10.30pm

10. Sri Geylang Sate

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And if you’re looking for a breather from the city crowd, last on our list for this month is Sri Geylang Sate. Located at Satay by the Bay, this place is for you to take a break, enjoy the fresh garden air or to more likely drown yourself in the scent of freshly grilled sate.Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953Telephone: 98008047Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 12pm to 12am, Friday & Saturday – 12pm to 2am is the hunting ground for you to scout for halal food places in Singapore, make reservations at restaurants, as well as to get your latest cravings delivered to you. Be handsomely rewarded for choosing halal when you take it one step further by being FRIENDS with us. Check us out at!

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